Ellery, William (1727-1820) to William Whipple
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07154
Author/Creator: Ellery, William (1727-1820)
Place Written: s.l.
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: May 1778
Pagination: 9 p. + FF 24.7 x 18.1 cm
Summary of Content: A long letter from member of the Continental Congress (1776-1781, 1783-1785) and signer of the Declaration of Independence William Ellery to New Hampshire member of the Continental Congress (1776-1779) William Whipple which reprises events from the fall of 1777 to the present time and discusses British mistreatment of prisoners of war, morale and current events in the progress of the American Revolution. Notes that Howe was moving from Philadelphia; ”I am just this moment informed that our army will halt this winter in Valley Forge.” Addressed to Whipple in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Free-franked. Docket reads: ”Answered in [illegible] 4th 5th June 1778”. Written on different types of paper.
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War;, American Statesmen;, Global History and Civics;, Foreign Affairs;, Military History;, Prisoner of War;, Revolutionary War General;, Continental Army;, Valley Forge;, Military Camp;
Sub Era: The War for IndependenceOrder Image